Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Bhubaneshwar – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Bhubaneshwar – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

WINNER:

XIMB – Prof. Subhashis Ray & Prof. Soumik Sarkar

RUNNERS-UP:

VODAFONE – Lokesh Pal & Sitikanta Parija

 

PRELIMINARY ROUND FORMAT:

  • Total 10 teams can make to stage.
  • Top 4 teams can qualify to stage directly from preliminary round.
  • Rest 5-10 teams battle in the wildcard round from where 2 teams make it.
  • Total 20 questions.

PRELIMINARY ROUNDS:

Q1) It has been referred by BBC as “India’s largest museum” with 6000 pieces of Indian art forms from 8th century to 19th century. The area will surpass the number of visitors to the Louvre. What are we talking about that has been architecturally designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merill?

A) T-2 Terminal of Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai

Q2) Dial soap which originated in 1948 was originally an off shoot of Chicago based meat processor Armour & Company and was America’s first ______________ soap. Fill in the blank.

A) Fragrance Soap

Q3) Its various names around the world are Brush or Ice –shaver ,Tortoise ,Navel, Little cockroach ,Frog little flea. It also appeared in the Pixar movie Cars in the form of bugs. What?

A) Volkswagen Beetle

Q4) FITB …(Hint-most iconic slogan of independent India)?

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Q5)In 1993,which Harrow educated man and a self- confessed admirer of Napolean Bonaparte did the PM of India Shri PV Narshima Rao appointed,as Joint Chairman of Indian Airlines and Air India?

A)Russi Mody

 Q6)What term first coined in New Zealand in 2004, is used for arts, jewellery,fashion,& objects created for the home made using thrown out & recycled elements?

A) Trashion

Q7) The first one was called “ACTA DIURNA” and the people who helped him run it were called “ACTUARII”. The first American one in 1960 was called “PUBLIC OCCURRENCES What is it called in most parts of the world?

A) Newspaper

Q8) Identify the person.

Hint—This man recently has been investing in sports franchises , he owns the team Orlando Magic. Has investment in and runs a group which specializes in beauty,home care ,health products). Give me the company that he runs.

rich-devos-magic

A) Richard DeVos of Amway

Q9) According to the Fortune 500 list, which country’s companies appear most in the list of world’s largest private employers ?

A) China

Q10) What was formed by Time co-founder Henry Luce as the “Ideal Superclass magazine”?

A) Fortune

Q11)Which brand launched at the Sydney Royal Easter show in 1934 was originally sold in green coloured tins as Nestle’s fortified tonic food? Its names has origins in Greek Mythology.

A) Milo

Q12) Identify the print ad of this famous company?

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A) Taco Bell

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Q13)What bank helped the California wine industry get started, created a motion picture loan division that helped Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickens and others to start United Artists and helped Walt Disney with a huge loan when the movie Snow White went $2 million over budget?

A)Bank of America

Q14) Tantea was established in 1968 to help rehabilitate Sri Lankan repatriates. What does Tan stand for in Tantea? (Hint: Many companies in that age were named similarly eg. Titan.)

A) Tamil Nadu Tea

Q15)Coinciding with 96th birthday of Late Indira Gandhi ,PM Dr. Manmohan Singh had inaugurated the first of this bank with 7 branches. what is unique about this bank?

A) Bharatiya Mahila Bank (All women employee bank).

Q16)Identify the logo? (Hint—more to do with the changing air of indian politics)

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 A) Adani

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Q17)Along with his wife, Anupama, he started Sampark Foundation in 2004. The former executive of a leading IT company is loving every moment of his new role and development in the organisation working to improve the lives of under underprivileged and farmers. The person gave the famous concept of “Employees First: Customers Second”, in an era of recession which drew great appreciation from Harvard and other Business schools. Identify the Person.?

A) Vineet Nayar, former CEO of HCL.

Q18) Louis Vuitton invested in which Puducherry based company in 2007?

A) Hidesign

Q19)Which company introduced a social networking service in 2011 called MH buddy? (Hint: The company was in news twice in 2014 and for not the right reasons.)

A) Malaysian Airlines

Q20)This man’s name is Mohan T Advani, he created something in India which we all can see in our homes and offices. What entity did he create? (Hint: His category of products deals with conditioning of water.)

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A) Bluestar

Questions contributed by Rashmi Ranjan Swain. Rashmi is a student of the College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry , Bhubaneswar. He is a quizzer from his school days and is an active member of the Odisha Quizzing Association.

Further edits suggested by Abdus Samad Anwar.